To win a ring, then you need to make the match. And the Phoenix Suns know better than anyone how difficult that can be.
Forty-eight wins did not get the job done last year, however, the Suns, undaunted, will provide the punishing Western Seminar yet another crack in 2014-15. This time around, they will have Isaiah Thomas rounding out a mortal three-guard rotation that–hopefully–may also incorporate the newly paid Eric Bledsoe for a complete season.
Goran Dragic was an elite performer last year, and he’ll look to replicate the very remarkable individual offensive season we have seen in the post-Steve Nash Suns era.
Channing Frye’s departure to the Orlando Magic will hamper Phoenix’s spacing on crime, but the team that led the NBA at fast-break points a year ago can play with enough speed to compensate for that loss.
The good thing is that the Suns may have yet another superb season and still fall short of the playoffs. The fantastic news is they have sufficient cap flexibility to re-sign Dragic next summer and also pursue a significant free agent who may put them on the top.
This year will be too much pleasure to word a throwaway, but the fact is the Suns are a year away from actually raising their profile.
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